Capitol Weekly’s Top 100: Ed Manning

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73. Ed Manning

Lobbyist Ed Manning has been at KP Public Affairs for 17 years, and he’s been on this list for many years, too. KP is always a top earner in the lobbying world and Manning is clearly one of the reasons why. He lobbies on major energy issues, wildfires, water, and on behalf of homebuilders and developers, and that naturally leads to his lobbying efforts before the CalEPA, the Air Resources Board and the California Water Board. Before becoming a full time lobbyist Manning was a partner in a Los Angeles law firm, Weston, Benshoof (now part of Alston & Bird) where his practice focused on environmental, resource and land use law. Like his partner Jon Ross (No. 74) Manning helped lead KP in transitioning from its prior incarnation as Kahl Pownall.

Updated Aug. 9, 2o22

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